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VMix 2012 is a video mixer that supports multiple sources at the same time. This way, you can control several cameras, video playback from standard files (AVI, WMV, MPEG and QuickTime) or from DVD discs, and even PowerPoint presentations. It supports handling several input types, such as HDMI, HD-SDI, SDI, component, S-Video and composite. Additionally, you can mix audio files (MP3 and WAV) with the rest of the channels.
Its main advantage is that mixing can be carried out in real time, with almost no delay.
It has a nice interface with several preview panels in which the needed sources are queued. Furthermore, in case you need to play sequences of files, you are allowed to create a playlist. Then, by simply pushing a few buttons, you can change the screen contents and use transitions.
It also allows overlaying several sources using the available templates. You will have an absolute control over the position of each overlaid source. Moreover, you will be able to add several effects and adjust picture parameters.
In general, VMix is an excellent mixer supporting high-definition video output and with a high performance level. It can appropriately harness modern hardware to produce video output that was only available from dedicated equipment just a few years ago. Home users will perhaps be glad to hear there is a free version with few limitations.
- It has a nice interface
- It allows several sources
- It can mix video sources in real time
- It supports several types of video input
- It supports several formats
- It is relatively difficult to use